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Patrick T. Bresnahan 83 passed away on February 10, 2018 at his home under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services surrounded by his loving family. “When he came into the world he cried and the family rejoiced. When he left the world he rejoiced and the family cried”. He was born to the late Frank and Dorothy (Donnelly) Bresnahan on March 27, 1934. He served proudly in the United States Navy from 1952 ~ 1955 serving in Porto Rico and Bermuda during the Korean War. He married the love of his life Jeanette (Jan) Rothloff at St. Mary’s Church. Together they celebrated 60 years before his passing. Pat joined the Wausau fire department on May 1, 1959 serving 34 years. He retired on March 17, 1993 on St. Patrick’s Day as assistant chief. Together with some help they bought, remodeled and sold 18 homes in the Wausau area. He enjoyed creating something new out of nothing.

He is survived by his wife Jan, children, Kim (Pat) Nelson, Pat (Terri) Bresnahan, Jill (Roger) Reisner, John Bresnahan. Grandchildren, Jenny (Mike) Trzebiatowski, Brad (Abby) Dobeck, Heidi (Jerim)Desjarlais, Jack Bresnahan, Kadine Bresnahan, Megan Bresnahan and great grandchildren, Reese , Grey, Rylan, Isaiah and Vaughn, nieces and nephews along with dear friends.His quick wit, sense of humor and charming personality was a blessing to all who knew him. Rest in peace Pat - we love you and (Don’t bump the woodwork).

Honoroning his wishes a private family funeral will be held.

Please no flowers you can make donations to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Services are assisting the family at this

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